Digestive System

Colonic hydrotherapy has no proven benefits and carries risks

Colonics are popular, but practitioners' claims are not backed up by scientific research.Photo: Science Photo Library

Colonic hydrotherapy, or irrigation, is promoted regularly in popular magazines and the media.

Tuesday, 28 August, 2012, 6:11pm

Face the guests with confidence

All eyes are on the bride as she glides down the aisle, so it is essential that her make-up looks good.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Don't share in bear farming's barbarity

If you think 'de-finning' live sharks is cruel, try milking bears for their bile. This involves confining Asiatic moon bears to small cages for long periods, sometimes their entire lives, and the use of catheters to extract bile from their gall bladders. The process is gruesome and painful.

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Panacea for lunch, anyone?

It used to be that eating healthily meant restricting one's diet to food low in fat, carbohydrates and sugar. These days, good nutrition means incorporating functional foods with health-promoting ingredients.

20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Glossy Lips

Burberry Beauty Lip Mist available at Faces, Ocean Terminal (HK$245)

Claim: lightweight with a creamy texture, its gelled structure gives effortless control and glide. High shine oils give a sheer and dewy effect while the shine filming polymers give a natural look. Colours range from 'trench' tones to dark berry reds.

Giorgio Armani Gloss d'Armani (HK$250)

12 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

This week we test: lip crayon

If you're the kind of girl to keep a dozen lipsticks, glosses and liners in your handbag, try the convenience of a lip crayon - an all-in-one for your lips.

Bobbi Brown Lip Crayon (HK$190)

17 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Freestyle champ puts lips to record dribble

While most freestyle footballers can dribble a ball from their feet to most parts of their bodies, Londoner Billy Fincham juggles one with his lips.

22 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

After three misses, trip to Japan is no longer Sacred

Until he does shuffle off this mortal coil, Sacred Kingdom won't get any closer to death than he did less than a week ago and now we are looking forward to his return to racing.

24 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Top tips: perfect lips

Hong Kong-based makeup artist Angie Pasley (right) has touched up the faces of fashion designers Anna Sui, Diane von Furstenberg and tennis professional Maria Sharapova. Here, she shares her professional tips on how to create the perfect lips this Valentine's Day, using the Becca makeup range.

10 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Powder room

Murad's Intensive Wrinkle Reducer (HK$1,045/15ml, above) firms puffy eyes and lightens dark circles. Mixing durian extract and glycolic acid, it's light and irritation free.

2 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Powder room

Kiehl's Facial Fuel No-Shine Moisturising Lip Balm (HK$75/4.4g) relieves chapped lips while the Anti-Wrinkle Cream (right, HK$320/50ml) is non-greasy and enriched with vitamins C and E.

Bliss' Spiff Upper Lip (far right, HK$470/10ml) is for fine lines above the lip, reducing hair growth and lightening pigmentation.

9 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Top tips: mummy's own

Olivia Chantecaille, daughter of Chantecaille founder Sylvie (below), talks about the importance of the right foundation and drawing your best features out.

13 May 2008 - 12:00am

Powder room

Anna Sui's Moisture Treatment Gel ( centre right, HK$185/15ml) can be applied under or over makeup. It's small, making it easy to carry with you for when your skin feels dry and needs more moisture.

18 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Council probes death of boy, 3, at private hospital

The medical council is investigating the death at Union Hospital of a boy, three, who died of a twisted intestine, allegedly after a doctor failed to conduct a proper examination.

30 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Internal Affairs

'I NEED TO GO ON A DETOX ...' THESE DAYS, you're either doing it, talking about it, thinking about it or avoiding it. From the office pantry to online chat rooms, taxi queues to society dinners, we can't seem to stop hearing tales about the modern miracles of detox.

6 Jul 2007 - 12:00am